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SOCIAL ACTIVISM: TEACHING ACTIVISM THROUGH SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS PLAYS

By Alanna Kiewe

Abstract

Students derived numerous benefits while participating in theater by gaining confidence and social skills. To help navigate these skills, this thesis showed that using a socially conscious play helped participants gain empathy, an understanding of their community, and an interest in social activism. This protocol outlined the process of producing And a Child Shall Lead, by Michael Slade. The entire process of working on Slade’s play allowed students in middle school to gain an understanding of the Holocaust and helped them appreciate how social activism can shape communities

Topics: theater, drama, social activism, holocaust, play, students, middle school, empathy, social conscious, education
Publisher: Scholarship & Creative Works @ Digital UNC
Year: 2019
OAI identifier: oai:digscholarship.unco.edu:theses-1177

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